Rowland A. Okoye


Human nature is full of sounds of different kinds that appeal to humankind's deepest emotion of love and music is one of these sounds. Suffice it to say that we live in a musical world. There is no gainsaying that music is an essential ingredient of life, especially to common humankind. In as much as the world is changing from modernity to post-modernity as a result of advances in technology, it is for developed nations. There is not yet a developed country in Africa and so from the beginning of life Africa has been blessed with music that gives the people consolation in their poor estate. Therefore as slaves, they carried their music along to foreign land as a contribution to development. The role of music in National development, therefore, is inelastic. In Nigeria, it contributes to the development of human resources, as a means of self-reliance, manpower development and solution, to an extent, to severe unemployment that is a present-day issue. It contributes as well to revenue generation, national development in terms of building infrastructures and national integration. In the examination, the topic is divided into two parts: human resource development and national development. Empirical studies made prove the concept true. Further research on the music industry about development will be a surprise. Its other unique contribution or role is in worshipping and praising God, the creator. In this music has no equal in unifying


Keywords: Human resource development, national development, national integration.


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